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February 16, 2018

Calling the Classics: Car Club Nights returning for 2018 Lucas Oil Speedway season

Car Club Nights at Lucas Oil Speedway
Whether it's vintage race cars, classic street muscle cars or even motorcycles, Car Club Nights are a popular way for area clubs to show off their vehicles at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018. (Kenny Shaw photo)

Wheatland, Missouri (February 15, 2018) - With another Lucas Oil Speedway racing season rapidly approaching, track officials are looking for awesome-looking vehicles to make an impression off the track as well.

Area car clubs or groups that would like to organize a Saturday-night outing on the speedway's midway, to show off their vehicles before and during the races, can do so during the 2018 season.

"There are a lot of terrific clubs with great-looking, classic cars, muscle cars and trucks in this part of the country," Lucas Oil Speedway Assistant General Manager Danny Lorton said. "I can say that last season was a success with the car-club outings we had. Club members and racing fans both enjoyed the displays on the midway.

"We're looking forward to having those clubs back again and hopefully attract some new ones. We would love to give them an opportunity to show off during a night of Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series action, where several thousand fans can view them up close."

Lorton said that individual car owners not in an organized club also can band together to show off their classic or muscle car, truck or even motorcycles.

The process to putting together a Lucas Oil Speedway "Car Club Night" is simple:

Clubs need to contact Lorton at the speedway office (417) 282-5984 or email him at DLorton@Lucasoilspeedway.com to inquire about a date.

Lucas Oil Speedway will publicize the club's appearance in pre-race press releases the week of the event.

Clubs and their members need to arrive at the speedway by 3 p.m. of race day as a group to set up on the midway, behind the main grandstands.

This year, the grandstands will open at 4 p.m. for race fans to view the cars and mingle with club members until the racing program begins at 7:05 p.m.

Car club members and their guests can enjoy the night at the races as the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series competes in four divisions - Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and Big O Tires Street Stocks.

There is no admission charge for the driver and one passenger from each show car. The car club members - and their beautiful machine - get to enjoy a night with well-earned recognition.

Suites are available for rent with club members able to enjoy the races as a group from temperature-controlled comfort inside, or use the seats with prime viewing just outside to enjoy the races.

The Lucas Oil Speedway 2018 season begins April 7 with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series opener. An open test and tune is scheduled for March 31.

For ticket information, including season passes for all events and three-day passes for the 26th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984.

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the tentative 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway